Author Archives: Connor Schoelzel

Restrictions Removed for Elk Hunting Seasons in Wisconsin

On Oct. 25, the Department of Natural Resources’ board eliminated previously set guidelines for establishing elk hunting seasons in Wisconsin, in favor of less arbitrary rules and more flexibility. Prior to the change, elk herds in Wisconsin had to reach a specific population before harvesting permits could be issued. Additionally, permits would have had to have been issued for five ... Read More »

Sustainable Humans of Point: Jazmine Bevers

Jazmine Bevers is a senior communications and forestry management major. What does sustainability mean to you? It means creating a world that can sustain not only humans but every other living thing on it as well as its resources through technology, inclusivity and diversity. Why do you think sustainability is important? I think it’s important because we are living on ... Read More »

Sustainable Humans of Point: Hanna Zakrzewski

What does sustainability mean to you? It means understanding where my resources come from and appreciating the processes it took for them to get to me. It means being mindful and critical of my local and global community, whether it be environmental or social issues. It’s living a life that keeps myself and others happy and healthy.   Why do ... Read More »

Carcass Tags No Longer Required for Deer Hunters

The recently passed 2017-2019 biennial budget for Wisconsin included a statutory change which eliminates the need for hunters to use deer and turkey carcass tags. “The main message is you do not need to validate and attach a carcass tag, you still need to carry proof that you have a tag, or license, or authorization to hunt deer where you ... Read More »

UWSP Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month and the Office of Sustainability has put together a calendar of local events to help the community celebrate. Claire Gorman, junior health promotions and wellness major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is the student special events coordinators for the Office of Sustainability. She has been helping to compile the events listed in the calendar ... Read More »

Sustainable Humans of Point: Zach Jones

Zach Jones is a senior natural resources planning major. What does sustainability mean to you? Too me, sustainability means that a system can continue to function indefinitely without impairing the ability of future generations – of all life, not just humans – to have the same quality of life that we have been able to enjoy.  In order to be sustainable, society will ... Read More »

Central Waters to Host Monthly Tap Talks

A central Wisconsin brewery, Central Waters, is hosting a series of science-themed presentations and discussions called Tap Talks. The event will happen monthly, always with a new theme and presenter. “Our goal is to just branch out into all the different areas of the sciences,” said Paul Graham, president of Central Waters. The talks take place right at the brewery. ... Read More »

Fall Research Symposium at Riveredge Nature Center

Riveredge Nature Center will be hosting their fifth annual student research symposium on Nov. 4. Any student who attends a Wisconsin university, either as a graduate or undergraduate student, is eligible to present their scientific research. They can be from just about any field of study, be it ecology, forestry or anthropology. “We’ve tried to open it up to as ... Read More »

Door County May Soon Host a National Park

Door County could see a national park in their neighborhood if the Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands have their way. The Grand Traverse Islands are a series of islands which make up the “thumb” of Wisconsin, starting at Washington Island and going north towards Michigan. The proposal calls for 7,047 acres of the islands, and some parts of the ... Read More »

When Organic Really Means “Organic”

Organic food certified by the United States Department of Agriculture can come in many forms, ranging from store brand mac and cheese to fresh produce from Saturday’s Farmers’ Markets on the Square, but is the label enough to warrant consumer trust in the quality of a product? Dan Mielke, organizer for the Stevens Point Farmers Market, and co-founder for the ... Read More »